2000

Formula One Legends: World Championship 2000

The 2000 Formula One season was the 51st season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship which commenced on March 12, 2000, and ended on October 22 after seventeen races.

Jenson Button made his debut for Williams after beating the team’s test driver Bruno Junqueira in a ‘shoot-out’ test.[1]1999 International Formula 3000 champion Nick Heidfeld secured a drive with Prost, having previously been a test driver at McLaren.


Gastón Mazzacane was promoted to a Minardi race drive for 2000, after spending the previous season as their test driver.
1996 champion Damon Hill retired from Formula One at the end of the 1999 season after helping Jordan to third in the constructors’ championship. Olivier Panis left Prost to become the test driver for McLaren.
Stéphane Sarrazin, who had driven for Minardi at the 1999 Brazilian Grand Prix, became the test driver for Prost.
1999 Arrows driver Toranosuke Takagi left Formula One to drive for Nakajima Racing in Formula Nippon, where he won the 2000 title. Alex Zanardi was dropped by Williams for the 2000 season in favour of Jenson Button, later returning to the CART championship.

For the third consecutive year, the 2000 Formula 1 season was marked by the expected duel Hakkinen-Schumacher-Ferrari and McLaren.
After two wins in the pilot Finn previous championships, the German Michael Schumacher got the better this time and won the tricampeonato world with an advantage of nineteen points.
Meanwhile, Ferrari also won the constructors’ championship and Rubens Barrichello made ​​his debut for the Italian team finished the championship in fourth place.

Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 12/03/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 58 1:34’01.987
Brazil 26/03/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 71 1:31’35.271
San Marino 09/04/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 62 1:31’39.776
Great Britain 23/04/2000 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 60 1:28’50.108
Spain 07/05/2000 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 65 1:33’55.390
Europe 21/05/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 67 1:42’00.307
Monaco 04/06/2000 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 78 1:49’28.213
Canada 18/06/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 69 1:41’12.313
France 02/07/2000 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 72 1:38’05.538
Austria 16/07/2000 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 71 1:28’15.818
Germany 30/07/2000 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 45 1:25’34.418
Hungary 13/08/2000 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 77 1:45’33.869
Belgium 27/08/2000 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 44 1:28’14.494
Italy 10/09/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 1:27’31.638
United States 24/09/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 73 1:36’30.883
Japan 08/10/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 1:29’53.435
Malaysia 22/10/2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 1:35’54.235

Drivers Championship Standing

1. Michael Schumacher 108 pt.
2. Mika Häkkinen 89 pt.
3. David Coulthard 73 pt.
4. Rubens Barrichello 62 pt.
5. Ralf Schumacher 24 pt.
6. Giancarlo Fisichella 18 pt.
7. Jacques Villeneuve 17 pt.
8. Jenson Button 12 pt.
9. Heinz-Harald Frentzen 11 pt.
10. Jarno Trulli 6 pt.
11. Mika Salo 6 pt.
12. Jos Verstappen 5 pt.
13. Eddie Irvine 4 pt.
14. Ricardo Zonta 3 pt.
15. Alexander Wurz 2 pt.
16. Pedro de la Rosa 2 pt.

Constructor Championship Standing

1. Ferrari 170 pt.
2. McLaren-Mercedes 152 pt.
3. Williams-BMW 36 pt.
4. Benetton-Playlife 20 pt.
5. BAR-Honda 20 pt.
6. Jordan-Mugen-Honda 17 pt.
7. Arrows-Supertec 7 pt.
8. Sauber-Petronas 6 pt.
9. Jaguard-Cosworth 4 pt.

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